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fronts for people president obama has chosen for some key jobs in his second term. first, the man originally nominated as nato supreme allied commander europe is being one source tells fox news, "pushed out the door." general john allen was chosen some time ago for the post. but the nomination expired in an uncomfortable investigation in to the general's e-mail exchanges with tampa socialitegill keley -- socialite jill kelley. he was leery of rehashing the issue in con fiormation process. a source tells ed henry allen was pushed out by the white house and will retire. requested if they pushed allen out, the administration officials point to comments by it was secretary leon panetta who today lauded allen's service. but did not say if he wants him renominated. he told him to "think about what you need to do." allen's e-mails were discovered in the investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus. rand paul says he is prepared to put a hold on the nomination of john brennan as the new c.i.a. director. until brennan answers his questions about drones. paul says he wants to
obama delivered his sports date of the union address in about an hour last night. -- his first state of been in address. he got interrupted more than 70 times by applause. it was the 222nd state of the union by a u.s. president. he spoke about gun laws, new spending on education, increasing the minimum wage, creating new private-sector- public partnerships. there was a response from marco rubio and another from rand paul. we will get your reaction to all of this. 202-585-3882 for all others. reach us on twitter or facebook, or send us an e-mail. let's go through the headlines in the national papers this morning. pierce "usa toda -- here is "usa today" -- and then here is the "washington times" -- and the new york times -- the wall street journal -- the washington post -- we are getting your reaction this morning on the washington journal for the first hour. what did you think of the speech, the proposals, and the republican response as well? later on, a line of lawmakers for their reaction and to take your comments. our first phone call is joe in georgia, republican. caller: thank yo
and "hardball" is next. >>> obama and his enemies. let's play "hardball." ♪>>> obama and his enemies. let's play "hardball." ♪>>> obama and his enemies. let's play "hardball." ♪>>> obama and his enemies. let's play "hardball." ♪>>> obama and his enemies. let's play "hardball." ♪>>> obama and his enemies. let's play "hardball." ♪let's play "hardball." ♪>>> obama and his enemies. let's play "hardball." ♪>>> obama and his enemies. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. let me start with this tonight. elections matter. we got "w" and the iraq war. without the first we wouldn't have gotten the second. last year we re-elected obama and got a progressive state of the union. elections matter. listen to this, he pressed to rebuild america starting with our bridges out there. a push for a $9 minimum wage, real immigration reform, a decision to end the war in afghanistan by the end of next year and an end to progressive government itself. we'll talk about smoking out oured a ver ir is as. the failure of opposition like today' puny pathetic reaction from the other side. tonight the craze
, for every 12, 2013. president obama traveled -- will travel down pennsylvania avenue tonight to the u.s. capitol building to deliver the first state of the union address of his second term at 9:00 eastern. c-span coverage begins at 8:00 tonight. we would like to hear from you this morning. how much reducing state of the union addresses matter? here are the numbers to call -- be it can also find us online. john the conversation -- -- join the conversation. the front page of "politico's website -- we will talk about lobbying later on this morning. first, let's look at the five stings it says to watch the president obama address tonight. , do you think state of the union addresses matter? that's our question for you. on facebook we have a poll where you can weigh in. the washington post says the impact of annual addresses does not intend to be long-lasting. what do you stinkpot? jim in therapy -- what do you think? jim in fairfax station. caller: no, they don't matter. it's an opportunity to look at what is said in a state of the union and move forward a year after it and assess what was
's best guess is we'll have a new pope by easter which this year, falls on march 31st. >>> president obama is awarding the medal of honor today to army sergeant clinton roam shea for his courageous actions during a combat operation in afghanistan in october of 2009. romechet is the fourth living person to receive the medal. the president will travel to asheville, north carolina then he goes to atlanta, georgia and then chicago. that's on wednesday thursday, and friday. the plan is to bring his state of the union message to the people. he's going to talk about his ideas to strengthen the economy for the middle class. vice president biden continues his conversation today about gun safety and possible new legislation in philadelphia. he is holding a roundtable with law enforcement officials and members of congress. senator bob casey will be there also attending philadelphia mayor michael nutter and new york city police commissioner ray kelly. we'll see you on the other side. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' o
. >>> the president is speaking and answering questions at the business council dinner in d.c. obama is voicing his opinion on chuck hagel's long-awaited confirmation saying the u.s. has the secretary that our troops deserve. it was close but lawmakers did confirm hagel 58 to 41. he is scheduled to be sworn in today. that means hagel now heads into office with a list of challenges ahead. first up, the sequester hits friday friday. without a deal, the defense department is facing about $46,000,000,000 in cuts before the end of september. that means hundreds of thousands of furloughed civilians and cuts that will affect military equipment and ness. hagel will also need to deal with getting the troops out of afghanistan and compromising with republicans. that last part won't come easy. texas senator john cornyn has made it clear hagel is taking office with the least amount of support as any defense secretary in modern history. we will be right back. 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller
this is not the consolatory obama that came in january 2011 with that need that he knew he was chasing. that he was going to have to work together with the republicans. a somewhat toned down barack obama from the 2012 state of the union trying to talk to the voters, set the tone for the campaign. he wanted to deliver this. hey, guys, we have to do some of these votes. i wonder, they have a lot of what i would call very well pull tests. the issue that they hit on on education and the economy in particular, things like universal prepaid, raising the minimum wage, these are tangible items that average, middle-class families listening to this , speech. i have a feeling that could resonate very well. they accomplish what they wanted to do, which is talk about the economy in simpler terms over the head of washington. >> chuck todd, thank you for joining us. >> all right. >> joining us from san antonio, texas, the mayor of san antonio. mayor castro, thank you for joining us. >> let me ask you about the word comprehensive. we have all been if through watching the attempt by the government to reform immigration
. president obama's state of the union feels more like three speeches at once. a short-term rallying cry, a long-term laundry list and an unusually emotional plea for action to change gun laws. >>> while senator marco rubio's watershed moment for the party came up dry in one way, his punchy primetime pitch did rev up the base. and it stirred up more 2016 talk. >>> also this morning, an exclusive first interview. exit interview of sorts. with now former indiana senator dick lugar since he left the senate on what's wrong with congress, politics and the republican party, and how he thinks it can be fixed. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, february 13, 2013. this is the daily rundown. i'm chuck todd. reminder, folks, it's february 13th. husbands, boyfriends, you've got one more day to get your act together. let's go to my first reads of the morning. the president's state of the union address ended up arguably as three speeches in one. it started out with a focus on the looming economic and budget crises that washington's about to face. moved on to a laundry list of familiar sound
the taims and president obama the champion of the middle class and this guy got a million dollars of money for a company who needed our bailout. issue number two, his investments in the cayman islands. they're perfectly legal, right? no one is challenging that these are illegal in any way, a question whether our treasury secretary should be dodging or a loophole out of paying the top rate in taxes. just for context, chris, before we go to what mr. lew did and how he had money in the kaymans, here is a calook at the campaign. >> and this is a man who says that president barack obama is out of touch. out of touch with the needs of the american people. this coming from a man until recently had a swiss bank account and millions of dollars invested in the grand cayman islands. >> i'd really like to see mitt romney release more than one year of tax records because there's been disturbing reports that he's got a bermuda corporation, a secretive bermuda corporation nobody knows anything about. investments in the caymans, a swiss bank account. >> megyn: and it goes on from there, but it was suspici
with the support of all house democrats will send that bill to president obama. john boehner, what are you waiting for? another exciting show tomorrow. have a good one, tokesfolks. come back and see us again tomorrow. >> this is "the bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh i'm sorry. are we on? glug glug, glug. >> stephanie: good morning jacki schechner. is she there? >> hold on. i just had to sip some water. >> stephanie: were you also drinking? >> totally parched. >> stephanie: wow. dry as a desert in here. [ laughter ] >> sean hannity said that was the best response to a state of the union he's ever seen. >> stephanie: awkward! >> he was going along fairly well. compared to jindal and some of the others in the past. >> he looked like he was running for a fraternity president. >> stephanie: he didn't get the chris matthews oh, god until that point. >> always look so young too don't they? i don't know if it is the background or the setting. >> stephanie: nervous much? i think i'm pretty sure boehner was drinking bourbon. we'll talk about that in a bit. in the meantime,
liberal, fairly partisan. >> does president obama's post speech tour and his message last night signal a commander-in-chief whose second term strategy is with or without you. >> he sure as heck wasn't trying to bring both sides together. his political calculation last night was i'm never going to e get the republicans to work with me. >> the message of the speech to my ears was speaking over the heads of congress and to congress saying do your job. >> connecticut democratic senator chris murphy joins us. by far the most unforgettable moment was the president's call to action on gun control. heard by an audience of gun violence survivors and families who lost loved ones. >> hadiya's parents are in this chamber tonight along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. [ applause ] they deserve a vote. gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora dezersera vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violenc
to president obama's state of the union address. mr. obama using his speech last night to express for more government spending, sweeping gun control measures and immigration reform. let's talk about it with karl rove, former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to george w. bush, also a fox news contributor. karl, we heard the president talk about a lot of programs that he wants, things liken no sraeugs centers for american manufacturing, that kind of thing. but he says all of this will not add one time to the dead ral deficit. do you buy that? >> no, i don't. you know it was interesting the president did talk many numbers in his speech and the white house briefing sheets on this didn't have much in the way of information. there are three numbers, the president's infrastructure program is $50 billion, his project rebuild, that is to rehabilitate or tphol i shall a hundred thousand vacant or damaged buildings. 15billion. a billion for manufacturing centers. look at the rest of these things to which no price tag was attached in the speech or in the white house briefing papers. subsidies,
me begin with congratulating president obama on his second term. i have the honor of responding to the state of the union address on behalf of my fellow relationships. i have the special privilege lidge to address our troops from arled the world. the state of the union address is a reminder on how the unique the american history it is. america is exceptional because we believe that every life at every stage is precious and that every one everywhere has a god-given right to go as far as their atlantaed -- talents will take them. this idea is personal. my parents immigrated here to improve their life and to give their children a better one. my dad worked as a bar tenor -- bartender and my mother as a maid. i did not inherit any money from them but i inherited something better. an opportunity to make it to the middle class and beyond no matter where you start off in life. it comes from a free economy where people can risk their own money to open a business. when they suck they hire more people who -- success they hire more people. presidents in both parties from john f. kennedy to
. good morning to you. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is coming off of his state of the union address last night. it was a big speech kicking off the start of his second term. a lot of people did hear what they wanted to hear from the president. obama made a big push for economic initiatives and the middle class saying he wants to raise minimum wage from 7.25 an hour to $9 an hour within the next two hours. he called for universal pre-school education for 4-year-olds in the country. but the most poignant moment of the night came near the end of president obama's speech when he made an emotional argument for more gun legislation. the president said gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote and the other communities ripped pass by gun violence. obama is call okay congress to vote. he says this is not the first time the country has had to reduce gun violence before after the murder of 20 young people and six adults is different. one that has bi-partisan support is gun trafficking, making the trafficking
in america. >> laying out his plan to reignite the middle class. president obama's vision for america with the state of the union. good morning everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this wednesday, february 13th, 2013. we're watching the weather again at this hour as another winter system heads towards the region and it could be bringing snow. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with what you can expect. tom, good morning. >> good morning. right now, we have clouds on the increase. they've been rolling in here in the last hour or so. it's still mostly clear, western, northern suburbs. all cloudy south and west of us. that's ahead of the precipitation that's not going to move in until this afternoon. no travel problems weatherwise. it's cold o, in the upper 20s. low 30s in montgomery county. arlington and fairfax generally in the low 30s. it's near freezing in prince george's county. much of southern maryland in the upper 30s near the bay waters. rest of northern virginia, loudoun county, prince william, spotsylvania, fauquier, culpepe
. the biggest message you took away? caller: what president obama was talking about -- what is he going to do for people like me who do not have the money to pay for healthcare? how are we going to have insurance? how will we pay the bills? how will we go to the dr. and get it taken care of? host: president obama will be in the south, georgia, north carolina, what do you want to hear next? caller: i want to hear about the reform. what can he do for me as far as that. how can he help me get me some insurance so i can take care of my bill? host: eastern pennsylvania, republican line, welcome. caller: i would like to just say that president obama can talk the talk, but can he really walk the walk? host: in what sense? go ahead and turned on your tv while you are talking to us. what do you want to see him do next? caller: i would like to see him follow through on health care for medicare and senior citizens and all the people who cannot afford insurance. and insurance is increasing dramatically for normal middle- class people. they will be losing their jobs the cows of the factor that these compa
us to put the nation's interests before party. >> president obama urging compromiseeyough expect us to p the nation's interests before party. >> president obama urging compromiseugh expect us to put e nation's interests before party. >> president obama urging compromisegh expect us to put t nation's interests before party. >> president obama urging compromise expect us to put the nation's interests before party. >> president obama urging compromise as he lays out his vision, but will republicans buy it. >>> cruise from hell. more details on board that carnival cruise ship. can i slowly limping its way back to alabama. there is sewage in the hallways. sorry to be sharing those details at this hour of the morning. welcome to a special edition of "early start". >> lots to get to this morning as we hit 5:00 here in washington, d.c.. just a few hours ago really president obama who was challenging congress to act, it was his state of the union address that was a response to from senator marco rubio, response very interesting, but it's what he did during the response that has a lot of peop
shootings. including the parents of hadiya pendleton who was gunned down a mile from the obama's chicago home. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of blacksburg and tucson and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> the president did mention universal background checks and reducing magazine sizes but primarily used a moment to rally a vote on the measures. much more on the state of the union at 6:30. we'll break down the middle class plan, including the moment that was most tweeted about. if you missed the address, you can watch in its entirety online at there's a link on the home page. >>> following the president's address, republicans responded largely by criticizing president obama's handling of the economy. up and coming senator marco rubio spoke on behalf of the parties saying the president has an obsession with raising taxes. >> in order to balance our budget, it doesn't have to be benefit cuts and raising taxes. instead,
. >> not once. because he is superman. jacki sheckner in the current news center. >> president obama's going to travel to georgia today to talk about another part of his state of the union address guaranteed high quality preschool education. he's visiting a prek. class and then going to the decatur community recreation center to give some remarks. later, he is back in washington where he's going to hold an on line fireside hangout to talk more about the state of the union. it will be steramed live on on you tube. rubio said this about his own humble lifestyle. >> i still live in the same working class neighborhood i grew up in. my neighbors aren't millionaires, they're retirees who depend on social security and medicare. >> politico reports as rubio's west miami working class neighborhood, his home is up for sale for $675,000. now, in case you think maybe the home just appreciated a lot in the last few years, the rubes bought the house for $550,000 in 2005 according the a miami her and would report in january. he is reportedly looking to move to washington, d.c. he is looking
of my friends say they would much rather lose. >> if that's the modus going forward, advantage obama the next 18 month or so, he will always pivot off this tri fur kated screen. >> and cokie, i know you were in the kindergarten in the '60s so you don't remember this. >> right. >> why don't you compare the republican party where it was from '60 to '68. >> many of the people in the conservative movement at the time, it was movement will say, look, we lost in '64, but it laid the groundwork for the reagan victory in '80. that was republican party they would say we were proud of opposed to the weak imitation of the democrats that they considered rockefeller and nixon. they think it was a success. look, if you look right now at where the party is an where the people are, it doesn't add up. talk about math, this -- the republican party is the party of white guys and michael. >> you saw what they did with me. >> white men are 34% of the population. >> and marco rubio. >> you can't make a party of that. you can't do it. when registonald reagan was ele in 1980, white men were 46% of the elect
of the union address of his second term -- >> the state of our union is strong. >> reporter: -- president obama made a direct challenge to congress. >> let's get this done. >> reporter: as he laid out his vision for the country, the president repeatedly called on democrats and republicans to act. >> the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. >> reporter: it all came on the same day speaker john boehner called the president out for not having the courage or guts to make tough choices on the budget. the president used the power of the podium to push back. >> some in congress have proposed preventing only the defense cuts. by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training. medicare and social security benefits. that idea is even worse. >> reporter: as is typical of most state of the union addresses, the president covered lots of ground. >> our first priority is making america a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing. we must do more to combat climate change. send me a comprehensive immigrat
to president obama's emotional call for restrictions on gun ownership. last night's cheers and even tears unintended consequences of government overreach. what's going on, chief -- our cnn national political correspondent jim acosta is here. you've been looking at the reaction since the speech. what's going on? >> wolf, this was a big moment last night. it may be moving votes. what was widely seen as an emotional high point, it may have also been a turn turning point in the debate over gun control. it was a moment carefully orchestrated for maximum emotional impact. as former congresswoman gabby giffords, the parents of slain teenager hideya pendleton and other victims of gun violence looked on, president obama called for a vote. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> one day later there are indications on capitol hill that the president may get it. >> we don't need a cheer leader. >> even as mr. obama's top republican critics, senator lindsey graham made the case that the current background
is in washington to see the speech as is nbc's chuck todd. and former obama campaign adviser robert gibbs is here as well. robert, i understand that i am for the first time tonight able to introduce you as an msnbc contributor. congratulations on that. thanks for being here. >> thank you. i'm happy to be here. >> gun safety reform, immigration reform, climate change, education reform, election reform, ending the war in afghanistan. the president has been explicit that these are all on deck for his second term agenda. how do you pick which of these things can be helped along by prominent placement in a speech like that? >> i think that's what will be interesting to see tonight. the president begins by talking about the budget difficulties and situations we have to deal with over the next couple of weeks. get into a huge priority like immigration and clean energy which the president has. and i expect this speech will end with a pretty emotional call for doing something on gun safety. >> we're right now looking at a live picture of the justices of the supreme court having been announced and entering
. >> msnbc contributor sam stein. a few minutes from now, president obama will make his first appearance since the state of the union, speaking to manufacturers in asheville, north carolina. last night, the president put policy front and center, building upon the moral framework he outlined in his inaugural address. the quality was front and center as the president unveiled a series of new initiatives. he vowed equal treatment and benefits for gay and lesbian servicemembers. and returned to an issue for which he began his presidency, fair pay for women. >> and i ask this congress to declare that women should earn a living equal to their efforts and finally pass the paycheck fairness act this year. >> the president announced a nonpartisan commission to crack down on voter suppression. recalling the story of a miami bottom who waited six hours to cast her ballot. >> hour after hour, a throng of people stayed in line to support her because desalien is 102 years old. and they erupted in cheers when she finally put on a sticker that read. "i voted. >> he pitched the idea of universal preschoo
conditions expected. your extended forecast, coming up. a developing story. president obama has kicked off three days of travel. he's trying to rally support he visited an auto plant in north carolina -- a former volvo plant where some the president is arguing that boosting the minimum wage and investing in research could go a long way toward a resurgence in hat in just click for he also wants to give companies incentives to do business in the u.s. house speaker john boehner says raising the minimum wage results in fewer jobs. president obama hits the road-take it full tease: obama and gun control-tele plasma vo another major issue on the agenda -- gun control. it had a big impact on last night's state of the union address. that's at 5-30. and -- a career ender? that's what some people are saying about the gop response to the president. i'll show you what happened ahead. i'll show you what happened mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the
, it sort of reminded you and why people get frustrated with president obama, he had unifiability when he puts his mind to it. and wants to be unified in some things and that last ten minutes -- >> well, the last ten minutes focusing on those victims of gun violence who deserve a vote. he's been actually, i think, very great in sort of wrapping his arms around emotion of gun violence and sort of presenting that to the country in a way that isn't divisive and politically charged. and as you said, chuck -- >> low political bar. give a vote. >> just stand up and be counted. let people whether you're for or against him. i read through the speech quickly before when he got it just before he delivered it. and sigh remember thinking, i wish -- there's such a lot of stuff that's so dry. you're going to lose the audience. did people actually make it to the last ten minutes? he saved the crescendo to the end. a classic obama. there was nothing left out, immigration, housing. >> and he led with -- which i thought was -- >> skwelead with sequester and finish -- >> lead with sequester? >> here we are
. thank you, brandi. we'll have an eye on this story throughout the rest of the day. >>> president obama staking hit state of the union message on the road today. >> the president sprinkled in foreign policy matters, but his focus was firmly here at home. with the details, we're joined by abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: the president detailed his second term agenda, the big focus here jobs and economic growth. >> the president of the united states. thank you. >> reporter: president obama touching on topics from education to strengthening the middle class. >> it is our unfinished task to make sure this government works on behalf of the many, not just the few. >> reporter: a noticeable presence of small ribbons worn by the more that be 40 invited guests, all victims or related to victims of gun violence. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time is different. >> reporter: the president also announced that half of the troops now serving in afghanistan, about 34,000, will be home by this ti
of breaking news. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: this is kind of huge. the obama administration considering urging the supreme court to overturn california's ban on gay marriage. >> it's a big -- it would be a big deal, and here is why. one of the things that the court takes into consideration when they are dealing with high profile issues like this is how far along the country has moved. you think about it since 2009 when proposition 8 was ruled unconstitutional in california, you have had several states approve of marriage equality through the ballot process, and several states pass it by legislature on the governor's signature. and to have the president weigh in and say that this is unconstitutional would be another indication to the justices, but the ball is moving in a steady, one way direction here. >> stephanie: uh-huh. i know the president said recently i have to make sure i'm not interjecting myself that much in this process, do you think he is weighing whether it could help or hurt at that point? >> i think -- i don't think it w
obama will make a major announcement about the war in afghanistan during tonight's state of the union speech. >> reporter: we're live in menlo park where neighbors are brewing a battle between heritage trees and development. who will come out on top? >>> reports i've gotten the person who hit him did not even brake. >> the mother of a teenaged boy critically injured in a crash, showing her grief and frustration. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> a violent night in vallejo has police searching for suspects. one person was killed. four others wounded at a shooting at a home on humboldt street. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us where police are still on the scene. >> reporter: good morning. a very violent night last night. police say there's quite a bit of blood inside the garage that you can see behind me here. that's where they believe the victims were standing. if we pan down to the street, you can see the yellow evidence markers. 40 of them in all. most are bullet casings. we don't know if this was a
is once again front and center for president obama. it was the focus for nearly half of the president's speech. the president will visit an auto parts plant in asheville, north carolina today. creating middle class jobs providing technical and training increasing manufacturing are part of the plan outlined. he also sought to change the recent tone on capitol hill, which is focused heavily on the debt and spending cuts. >> most of us agree that a plan to reduce the deficit must be part of our agenda. let's be clear. deficit reduction alone is not an economic plan. it is not a bigger government we need but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth. >>> now, central to the president's plan to "reignite the middle class" is education. he made an unexpected plan for higher quality preschool education. he wants to focus on math, science and technology. he asked congress to withhold federal aid to colleges who don't keep tuition costs down. he wants to raise the minimum wage to $9 and create a federal program to spur infrastructure project. >>> the economy s
help. >> president obama will sign an executive order to protect computer them works from cyber attacks, the most comprehensive plan yet including the developing of security standards that businesses and government agencies can follow. it directs uss defense and intelligence agencies to share classified threat information with american companies. >> president obama hits the road for floor days to rally support for the economic initiatives he presented in the state of the union address. he will be in asheville, north carolina today, and asked congress to pass election allowing homeowners to refinance at current rates. he wants high quality pre-school made available and for congress to take up immigration reform. the biggest applause was challenging congress to vote on gun control. >> it deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the other communities ripped only by gun violence they deserve a simple vote. >> in the republican response, senator rubio of florida said more government will not help people get ahead. >> speaker boehner says immigration reform is the only item on
. >> and president obama challenged by dick cheney, the former vp calling the president's pick for his national security team, quote, second rate. are his choices putting our safety at risk? we'll report you decide. >> mike: plus the regulation nation keeps getting bigger. and this month the obama administration is proposing even more to the, you know, of 60 billion dollars? but on what? "fox & friends" hour two on a sunday starts right now. ♪ >> well, people across the northeast and new england still reeling from this weekend's massive snowstorm and today, they'll start digging out and dumped several inches to over three feet of snow in some areas. >> alisyn: three feet of snow. it broke records. one the of the hardest hit states is connecticut where we find our anna kooiman, live in milford with the latest. there she is against a snow bank. >> reporter: yeah, very chilly. it's 11 degrees here in milford and we can tell you that folks in the northeast, they're used to dealing with this wild winter weather, but even folks here say it's been a long time since they've seen this much snow. we
: at the state of the union three years ago, president obama arranged a hero's welcome for ft. hood police sergeant kimberly bundle. she now says she feels used. >> betrayal is a good word. >> reporter: she had been shot three times as she and her partner ended the deadly rampage. chaotic aftermath seen her for the first time in a new video obtained by abc news. authorities say the accused shooter, major nadal hasan, identified by victims as the man in this photo, communicated with an al qaeda leader and wanted to killeen more. >> he had over 177 rounds still left on his person. >> reporter: she's since been laid off and says the president broke the promise he made, that the ft. hood shooting victims would be well taken care of. >> not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of. in fact, they've been neglected very badly. >> reporter: so the president's promise was not fulfilled? >> no. >> reporter: what has so upset her and other victims and led them to file a lawsuit is the decision to deny the injured soldiers a purple hurt, terming the ft. hood shooting workplace viole
. president obama gives his fourth state of the union address, focusing on jobs, the economy and education. we're live in our nation's capital with more on the president's speech and the reaction. >> interesting setting of the stage for the second term. >> not what a lot of people were expecting. >> a little less partisan. the inaugural was criticized for being very partisan. so we'll see what it means when the theater of it is over with. >>> also this half hour, love is in the air. of course, tomorrow being valentine's day. but what about playing cupid as a career? we'll stake you inside an actual matchmaking school. should be very interesting. >> i wonder what they ever teach you? >> did you ever go on a blind date? >> blind dates, no. but i've been set up on awful, awful dates. so i would love to know what you learn as a matchmaker. my record is like 0-10. >> really? >> it's really bad. i'm no longer allowed to do it. >> that piece is for you then. >>> plus, chris brown creating trouble again. there's a fresh fallout from the bad boy's community service scandal. it may now be costing someon
and forth there. what was very interesting in the politics of it all, martin, is president obama, he has those victims of gun violence including gabby giffords who's beloved by everybody in that chamber. and who do you have on the right side is ted nugent. and that was, i think, very much in the back of the minds of a lot of folks in leadership how they were not too happen we with nugent being there. he was a guest of steve stockman who's doing his best to be the 113th congressman which was to garner a lot of attention, do some things that are very much out of the mainstream and end up becoming a thorn in the side of the leadership. >> jonathan, mr. nugent appears to have some kind of obsession with fecal matter. is this a personal fetish or a personal problem? which is it? >> oh, lord, martin. it's a personal problem. buttic it was reprehensible for him to be in the chamber. he is an american citizen. he has a right to be there. his presence there only -- it sort of highlights just how coarse our political discourse has become. that someone who can say he wants obama to suck on the end
out today, ambitious state of the union speech. patricia murphy, is the re-elected barack obama perhaps overreaching? >> well, you know, i think it obviously depends where you're coming from. if you look at what he was talking about, these are a series of smaller initiatives, universal pre-k, the -- talking about the minimum wage. these are things that are actually relatively targeted, relatively narrow. i think some of his more liberal counterparts would like to see him go bigger and bolder. i don't think it was an overreach. i do think it doesn't quite add up. there is no money left in the federal budget for the new initiatives. that's where his new problem was with his speech. >> he says won't raise the deficit. amy holmes, some say ambitious. you say -- >> i agree with patricia. last night's state of the union was surprisingly modest. it was part george jetson, this vision of the future where our cars don't run on gas anymore, but he didn't have any specific proposal on how to accomplish that, other than we'll study it. he talked about an energy security trust led up by ceos
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